B.M. Music Performance from University of Tennessee, M.A. from the University of Virginia
About Emily Koons
I have performed on the piano extensively and continuously since childhood, and have taught piano, music history, and music theory since graduate school. I take great pleasure in seeing my students develop their own interests and styles of playing, leading to a lifetime of piano enjoyment.
My teaching style delivers a comprehensive music program including development of technique and repertoire, sight singing, sight reading, theory and ear training, improvisation, and composition. A small percentage of my students have continued to professional careers.
I have pursued extensive graduate studies in music education, choral conducting, music literacy, and reading instruction.
I am an Associate with the American Guild of Organists, with extensive study of pipe organ with Dr. Dale Krider in College Park, MD
I am a certified music teacher with Prince Georges County schools, currently the vocal and general music specialist, director of school chorus and recorder ensemble, Honors Chorus staff, piano festival judge and instrumental festival staff.
I am the church organist, director of adult and children's choirs, director of handbells and recorder ensembles at churches of various denominations in the area.
A have been a teacher of private and group piano lessons for over 40 years, including home and studio, conservatory, and boys choir keyboard training.